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OCAD at INTERGEO Digital

The next three days (13-15.10.2020), OCAD is present at INTERGEO, which is held completly digital this year.

Visit our digital booth or join us in our video room. Write an email to info@ocad.com if you need a free ticket. We would be happy to get in touch with you.

Especially for Intergeo, we have created a video presenting our company, products and services:

Link: https://youtu.be/KZemO2jJ7uY

Enjoy!

One-Click Map on a new level

For many years, a vision of OCAD has been to create a usable orienteering map with just one click.

With the latest OCAD Update we have come a step closer to our vision.

Thanks to freely accessible geodata, excellent maps for Switzerland and Finland can be created with the New Map Wizard. The trend towards freely available geodata can also be observed in other countries and we hope to be able to include these countries in the function as well in near future.

Video examples:

More information is available in the OCAD Wiki. The whole auto-generated Jukola 2020 Map Rovaniemi can be downloaded here.

Note: The geodata import for Finland and Switzerland is still a Beta version. Feedback is welcome.

Extract of auto-generated map from Jukola 2020 in Rovaniemi.
Extract from auto-generated sprint map of Baar.

Auto-backup

In the OCAD Prefernces, you can choose an option Create auto-backup when opening OCAD file. Activating it, OCAD will save a backup of every .ocd-file you open. You can also create a backup manually by using the Create Backup funktion in the File menu.

You can set a file path for the auto-backup by yourself. Remember clean out the auto-backup directory from time to time.

Use the Alt Key while Drawing or Selecting Objects

Using the Alt key while drawing or selecting objects is useful in the following situations:

Select an object behind an object already selected

To select an object behind an already selected object, keep the Alt or Alt Gr key pressed and click on the already selected object.
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Select next object for editing

Select a line object and choose e.g. the Cut function. If you press the Alt key, the cursor changes to the Select Object and Edit Vertex mode. Keep the Alt key pressed and click the next object you want to cut. Release the Alt key and continue with the cutting.
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Draw horizontal lines

To draw horizontal or vertical lines, press and hold the Alt button. The line snaps in a vertical or horizontal direction.
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